Think Pink!

Alisha Shinde
Thursday, 27 September 2018

Rose Wine not only looks pretty, but is also light and fruity and can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere and with anyone.

Think 2010s and what comes instantly to mind is Instagram. Trends on Instagram catch people’s fancy, especially fancy food pictures which get a huge number of likes. Right from rainbow bagels and charcoal ice creams to sparkle cupcakes, gourmet coffees and pink wines make pretty pictures and the Instagram-friendly generation is ever ready to ogle at them. 

Talking of pink wines, Rosé Wine has been a huge hit on social media, not only because how it looks but also how it tastes. What makes Rosé Wine so popular at fancy parties and brunches and also when people want to casually meet up? 

Karan Vasani, AVP and chief winemaker, Sula Vineyards, Nashik, says that the only word that comes to mind while describing Rosé Wine is: Fun.  

What’s not to like in a wine that is light and fruity, offers a refreshing acidity akin to White Wine, and looks pretty. “Since Rosé Wine is known to quench thirst it is a good option even during hotter days when you feel dry and dehydrated,” says Vasani. 

Rosé Wine is said to represent fun and friendship because it is one of the most aesthetically appealing wines. “Right from a picnic at the park to a vacation on the beach, one can just pick a bottle of Rosé Wine for any occasion without really thinking about the sophistication associated with its red cousin,” says Vasani further describing this easy-going wine.  

Talking about the popularity of the pink wine, Vasani says that the reason why people like it is because of its subtle taste and blush pink colour. “Rosé Wine has successfully become a lifestyle trend of sorts that can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere and with anyone,” he says.

But what makes Rosé Wine different from other wines? Vasani says that apart from its beautiful colour, the wine making process is a little different. While making Rosé Wine, the grapes are crushed without removing the skin unlike Red Wine which is made only with the pulp of the fruit and no grape skin. For Rosé Wine, the skin is left to soak in the juice for a limited amount of time, after which it is  removed, and then the fermentation process begins to make the wine. 

Talking about the goodness of Rosé Wine, he says, “The versatility of Rosé Wine allows it to be paired with a wide range of food. From still and sparkling to dry and sweet — all types are popular.”  

Good food and wine go hand in hand and elevate the overall dining experience and add a certain charm. “Since Rosé Wine is a versatile drink, it complements a wide range of dishes. It is best to pair a dry Rosé Wine with appetisers and mains that do not have a very overwhelming flavour, and sweet Rosé Wine can be paired with mildly-spiced dishes. 

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